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27th April 2017 - ‘The government must stop pollution deaths scandal,’ says Islwyn MP

‘The government must stop pollution deaths scandal,’ says Islwyn MPIslwyn MP Chris Evans has said that the government must put an end to the scandal of pollution related deaths while leading a Parliamentary debate on diesel emissions in his constituency.

According to the Royal Colleges of Physicians and of Paediatrics and Child Health, air pollution caused in part by diesel emissions is responsible for as many as 40,000 deaths a year.

Last year, the Hafodyrynys road in Crumlin was named as the most polluted road in the UK outside of London according to data produced by the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs.

Mr Evans said: ‘The health threat associated with diesel emissions is a public health scandal. People are dying every day as a result of air pollution and this has to stop.

‘People in my own constituency are affected by this problem. We need action to reduce the amount of pollution caused by diesel engines.

‘The government must act now to put an end to this scandal. If proper action is not taken, I am afraid that more lives will be ruined.’

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